Describe how your firm creates value:
Q: a. Dividends are tangible. Unrecognized capital gain is paper money. So, Dividends are always preferable to no payouts by the firm. Discuss. b. Discuss why a firm might repurchase stock. Discuss how the market should react if it can predict the reason for the repurchase (Discuss expected market reaction for each reason separately). c. Provide at least 4 reasons why a firm may prefer to repurchase stock than to pay out dividends. What factors have influenced the strong growth in repurchase over the last two decades? Q Read news reports of a recent merger between two major corporations. Describe the terms of the merger (cash or stock, premium, changes in management / directors, etc.). Explain the motivations behind these terms and whether you feel that these are appropriate. Q. Using examples from news reports within the last one year about public companies, explain the concepts of adverse selection and moral hazard. Describe the adverse selection and moral hazard problems that you found in these news reports. How have these firms attempted to reduce these problems?